Wellness - Yoga


Wellness Programs

Yoga at Fernwood 

Vinyasa Flow | All Levels
Wednesdays, 12:15–1:30pm

Come relax with yoga in the gardens. Build strength and cardiovascular capacity through dynamic stretching in vinyasa sequences. Class is taught by Deirdre Guthrie, yoga teacher and Well-being Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Walk-ins welcome.

$12 (Members $10)
Register by the Tuesday before each class.

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November 1, 8, 15

Tai Chi

Tuesdays, October 17 – November 14, 10:30–11:30am

Often called meditation in motion, tai chi is an ancient Chinese system of exercise that combines physical, mental, and spiritual development. Health benefits include improved balance and body awareness, improved agility and concentration, and a sense of calm as stress levels lower. Taught by Tai Chi Master Barbara Goldfarb, this class is for all levels.

$60 for all 5 classes (Members $50 for all 5 classes)
After the series have begun, participants may join in at a prorated fee.

For more information about Tai Chi, please contact Barbara at 847.347.5090.

Mindfulness in Nature: How to Cultivate Presence Through Awakening Our Senses

How to Cultivate Presence Through Awakening our Senses

Join Yoga instructor and well-being Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Deirdre Guthrie, PhD., for an afternoon of exploring how to cultivate our inner gardens of well-being.
Register by the Tuesday prior to class.

$35 (Members $28)

Saturday, November 18, 1–4pm
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Private Yoga

We offer yoga for all levels and can provide other services, such as massage, facials, and catered vegetarian meals. Lodging recommendations are also available.

Contact instructor, Deirdre Guthrie, for program details and availability at deirdreguthrie@att.net.

About the Instructor

Deirdre is a professor investigating the anthropology of well being at Notre Dame University and a consultant to the “ALIVE!” Project at Rush Hospital. Deirdre completed the two year advanced teacher training program and Seminary at the Chicago Temple of Kriya Yoga, apprenticed with Dynamic Yoga Teacher Dodfrey Devereaux in Ibiza, Spain, and is certified in Ayurvedic nutrition and deep-tissue massage.

Her continuing education has been in Viniyoga and Yin/Restorative. She has helped facilitate yoga workshops and retreats in Scotland, Mexico, California, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. She relishes practicing at her partner’s painting studio in Buchanan, her daughter Ella by her side.

Click here for more information on Deirdre.